Event Organiser

Ian Harrison
Council Officer

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We are delighted to announce Newark’s first ever Teenage Market- a market specifically for young ambitious entrepreneurs to experience market trading and showcase their abilities and skills.

Newark Town and District Councils, in conjunction with the nationally renowned Teenage Market Company will be holding the market at the Wharf car park on Sunday 19th September 2021, 10am to 4pm. Our mission is for this new venture to become a regular event in the Newark and Sherwood district providing an opportunity to young people to have a first FREE taste of market trading. There will also be the possibility of being able to apply for a long term pitch at Newark’s regular markets held in the nearby Market Place, one of the largest, oldest and most panoramic in the UK.

The Wharf, on the banks of the River Trent and alongside the stunning ruins of the town’s castle, combine to justify Newark’s title as the “Gateway to the North”. It is positioned between the A1 and A46 and linked by the East Coast Railway Mainline. Steeped in Civil War history, it is home to the National Civil War Centre, Newark Air Museum and is only half an hour’s drive from legendary Sherwood Forest, home of Robin Hood. It also boasts a wide range of high quality independent shops and eating places.

Newark Town Council are keen to emphasise that this event will not be a one off, it will be the launchpad for a long term initiative to maximise the opportunities for young people in Newark and the local area who have a passion to become a successful entrepreneur through market trading at the historic Newark Royal Market that has successfully served the town for over 900 years. Further teenage markets will be held in the next 6 months within the district, and market operators from across the North East Midlands will be at the event to see if we can arrange ongoing network of teenage markets across the region.

The day itself will see not only the Teenage Market but also the highly popular Dragon Boat Race on the adjacent river. This event sees teams of up to ten rowers in 30 foot boats racing to support local charities – Beaumond House and the Newark Children’s Bereavement Centre. To add to the atmosphere of both events there will be brilliant live music and succulent street food.

Bookings are now being taken for the 15 stalls available at the market. Stalls are free of charge, the deadline is 1st September 2021. Please apply to Ian Harrison – ian.harrison@newark.gov.uk . Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. If you need any further information please contact Ian, anytime, on 07891 057812

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming Teenage Market events in Newark.

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